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Lauren Fleshman on the New York Marathon (Part 1)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 8, 2011 at 5:16pm

After a typical restless night of pre-race sleep, I finally get up 3 minutes before my 5:00 am alarm and my first thought is crystal clear: “this is the morning of the New York Marathon.” No foggy mind; no stumbling to the bathroom. Instead I pop out...more

Five Things We Learned from the New York Marathon
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 7, 2011 at 12:51am

Lessons learned from the New York City Marathon and the media surrounding it… Geoffrey Mutai is the best distance racer on the planet. If I had told you in January that a runner would sweep the Boston and New York marathons and average 2:04:04 while d...more

Men are breaking marathon records; women are building contenders
by Fair Game News
posted November 7, 2011 at 12:49am

By Laura Pappano Lately, major marathons have become a showcase for record-breaking male performances and today’s New York City Marathon was no exception: Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai finished in 2:05:05, setting a new course record (all three top male fini...more

Dramatic finish to 2011 NYC Marathon Women’s Race
by Pretty Tough
posted November 6, 2011 at 2:43pm

Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado won the 42nd ING New York Marathon women’s title in two hours, 23 minutes and 15 seconds to edge compatriot Buzunesh Deba by four seconds. Dado, a 27-year-old making her New York Marathon debut, wasn’t a favorite coming into...more

Kara Lawson raises $17,000 for Alzheimer's research and to honor Pat Summitt
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 6, 2011 at 1:54am

Three miles and some yards, $17,000:"She's doing great," Lawson told The Associated Press. "She's excited about the season and this team. Getting back into the routine of the season is really good for her. She's an inspiration. She continues to do her job...more

12 hours until race time. Here we go NYC Marathon!
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 6, 2011 at 1:52am

I’m so pumped. Like WAY pumped. In fact, I need to get less pumped because its 9pm and the race is in 12 hours. After all the training and the knee-freak-out and the desperate medical treatment; after the packing and traveling and time zone differences...more

Preview of the ING NYC Marathon
by CaitlinLane
posted November 5, 2011 at 3:28pm

             November is a special time for running fans as at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th, professional runners from all over the world converge to run the streets of New York at the New York City Marathon. The competition this year loo...more

Special Edition NYC Marathon footwear from Asics, Nike, Adidas & Sketchers
by A Glam Slam
posted November 5, 2011 at 3:17pm

From entertainment to business to fashion, the ING New York City Marathon is about much more than a 26.2 mile run. More than 2 million spectators will watch as 42,000+ runners hit the pavement in the latest running fashions. Thousands of sneakers will be ...more

Famous faces lace up for 2011 NYC Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted November 4, 2011 at 12:49pm

This Sunday, Nov. 6th, over 100,000 runners will race 26.2 miles across five towering bridges through New York’s five unique boroughs in the 42nd ING New York City Marathon. The mega-marathon that began with 55 finishers in Central Park in 1970 and mov...more

I see gendered people
by After Atalanta
posted November 2, 2011 at 9:21pm

ESPNW has an interview with Mary Wittenberg who is the current president of the New York Road Runners. And by virtue of her position as president and CEO, she is in charge of the NYC Marathon--which happens this weekend. She is the first female president ...more

You Run Better Than Metro
by Run Girl Run
posted October 31, 2011 at 3:16pm

Marine Corp Marathon weekend is hands down one of my favorite weekends to be in D.C. The energy surrounding the race is amazing and there's no place I'd rather be the last Sunday in October than cheering on friends. Megan drove down to my house so we cou...more

Lauren Fleshman playing the Waiting Game, dealing with an injury scare before NYC Marathon
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 31, 2011 at 12:17am

Its been over a week since my last post, which completely goes against my “one post every day until the marathon” thing. This is what happens when a runner gets an injury scare. Its called burying your head in the sand. Heard of it? I bet you have. I...more

Niagara Falls International Marathon Recap...by the winner!
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 30, 2011 at 9:51pm

Editor's note: Meggan, you rock! Niagara Falls Marathon Results: 2:52:16 for 1st female ($1,500)(results from Garmin: 2:52:17 for 26.33 miles ~ 6:32 pace)Wow, can't believe that was already a week ago! So after celebrating Maddy's birthday for the 4th tim...more

Lauren Fleshman's Marathon Light Bulb #5: On the Edge of Disaster
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 23, 2011 at 10:34am

Reality Check Yesterday was Friday, and it was the last hard workout of the last hard week before staring to taper. Am I pumped? You betcha! So what happens? My leg falls off of course. Halfway through the workout, my left knee decides it doesn’t wa...more

Lauren Fleshman's Lightbulb #4: Marathon causes extreme energy swings
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 21, 2011 at 10:31am

Ok so I’ve been training for about 6 weeks for the marathon. Here is the percentage of time I have felt the following ways: Extremely tired: 30% Pooped: 20% Superhuman: 10% Oh-my-God-I’m-injured: 7% Confident that I’m on track: 25% Why am I d...more

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